Category Archives: Scotland

J.K. Rowling and the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh

After visiting the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh one day last May we walked a block up George IV Bridge to have a late afternoon lunch at the Elephant House Cafe. It was probably the best time of day … Continue reading

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MM3-24 The View from Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh

We had lunch one day at the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh. The place is now famous because J.K. Rowling wrote most of her first Harry Potter book there. The cafe is located on George IV Bridge about a block … Continue reading

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About that dancing along the Clyde…

Well, after posting that story about the dancers on the river Clyde in Glasgow the other day (see here) I decided to take a look at some of the other pictures I took that day, including about another half-dozen that … Continue reading

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MM 3-23 Dancing along the River Clyde in Glasgow

I was walking along the River Clyde in Glasgow one Sunday during our recent trip to Scotland and came across this scene. There were lots of other people walking along just like me. And some were on bikes. And some … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Museum in Edinburgh

We visited the National Museum of Scotland one day during our stay in Edinburgh. Two-thirds of the museum is devoted to art, design, science, technology and the natural world outside Scotland. We chose to spend our time solely in the … Continue reading

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MM 3-22 A View from Stirling Castle

We visited Stirling Castle one day on one of our Rabbie’s bus tours out of Glasgow. This photo is one of many shots I took of the different views from the castle walls and it will be my entry for … Continue reading

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More Views from the Museum Roof

The National Museum of Scotland is located on Chambers Street between W College Street and King George IV Bridge. From its Roof Terrace you can obtain a terrific 360 degree view of the city of Edinburgh. This first photo is … Continue reading

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MM 3-21 The View from the Roof of the National Museum of Scotland

We visited the National Museum of Scotland one day during our recent trip to Edinburgh and I took this shot from the museum’s roof. It will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole.

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Kate and Charles and Glasgow’s Willow Tea Rooms

At the end of the 19th century a group of designers who studied arts and crafts at the Glasgow School of Art started a variation of the Art Nouveau Movement that has become known as the Glasgow Style. The group … Continue reading

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MM 3-19 The Oldest Pub in Glasgow

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Stockwell Street during our visit to Glasgow a couple of months ago. Next door to our hotel is the Scotia Bar, considered by many to be the oldest pub in Glasgow. This … Continue reading

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